Amarone is the product of the ancient wine-making method called “appassimento” (drying of the grapes). The best bunches of grapes are selected from the hillside vineyards, then placed in wooden boxes or on bamboo racks. The grapes are left to dry for 36 to 48 hours in rooms with controlled atmospheres (controlled humidity and forced ventilation) and then kept in large rooms in the old farmhouses in the hills until about the middle of January. There are large openings or windows to allow the free flow of air which is vital to the drying of the grapes. By January the grapes weigh 35-40% less and have naturally enhanced flavour and a higher concentration of sugar. After a delicate pressing and partial destalking of the grapes, they ferment for about 50 days in large Slavonian oak barrels at low, natural temperatures (natural, cold fermentation).
The wine, transferred into barrels of 30-40 hl continues its alcoholic fermentation for another 3-4 months. Once the wine is completely dry, it continues its aging for another 20 to 30 months, partly in large oak barrels and partly in smaller Allier and Slavonian oak barrels of 600 litres (maximum 3 years old). The wine is then filtered and bottled.
Terre di Bo Amarone Della Valpolicella has Intense ruby red color, intense and ethereal nose of great refinement and complexity, characteristic. Delicate and dry palate, full bodied and with pleasant almond aftertaste.
Pair with red meats, tasty and piquant cheeses, like parmesan. Being considered a wine for meditation, it is also great after dinner.